Saying “No” to a project, a friend or colleague is tough. When you enjoy what you do it’s tough to not get excited about a project and jump right on-board. But if you want to stay excited and not get burned-out or feel overwhelmed, then No is necessary. Seth says it best: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/05/no-is-essential.html

I’ve always hated anti-virus software. It slows your computer down by using massive resources. It prompts you for updates and other garbage, and of course it’s not free. I’m the “Computer Guy” that most of friends (and my friends friends) contact when their computer is not working. About 98% of computers I find infected with

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One of my colleagues sent me a link to a great page on Standford’s website defining their data storage rules. With so many processes moving from paper to online it’s important to make sure users know how and when they can collect certain information. I’ve experienced quite a few staff members in departments collecting social

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Flickr turns 10 today, and without a doubt they are still the best option out there for storing/sharing your photos. I have over 91,000 photos in my Flickr account, and I’ve been using it since 2008. I’ve tried some other options such as Shutterfly, but nothing works as good as Flickr. Flickr stores your full

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Jquery makes it super easy to add functionality to your web app, and there are tons of examples all over the interwebs. But I found this great website that gives you some easy straight-up Javascript alternatives: http://youmightnotneedjquery.com/ It’s a great idea not to include JQuery as a dependency if you don’t have to (but apparently

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Good blog post from Seth Godin today titled “A productivity gap“. You’d think that with all the iPad productivity apps, smartphone productivity apps, productivity blogs and techniques and discussions… that we’d be more productive as a result. Are you more productive? How much more? I wonder how much productivity comes from new techniques, and how

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“Of every 100 American commuters, five take public transit, three walk, and only one rides a bicycle to work or school.” I’m very fortunate enough to be close enough and have a community that is conducive to bike riding. I also have to bike through snow in the winter. But honestly, biking is just as

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